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### Cut and Make

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# Square to L

### Why do this problem?

This activity is an accessible piece of spatial-awareness work and will encourage children to visualise.

### Possible approach

Each child should be given the opportunity to start this with some practical resources, for example paper, card, plastic squares etc.

### Key questions

How are you finding your solutions?
Show me how the cut-off piece fits so that we get an "L" shape.

### Possible extension

Try other even-sized squares - and afterwards look at the Solutions !
Some pupils may like to have a go at 'near' solutions that do not work, saying precisely why they do not.

### Possible support

Some pupils may need adult help in trying to cut out the shapes to see if they work.